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Eileen Foster29/05/2019 16:16:49
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My eldest girl would like me to make her a double bed quilt to use in the summer instead of the duvet.

Of course I said yes." What colours would you like?"

Answer : "black, greys and browns please."


Why don't my girls like colour??? Am I the only one who has daughters that are into the 'dark side'?

Edited By Eileen Foster on 29/05/2019 16:17:52

Margaret S29/05/2019 17:08:43
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I love black and grey, though not so keen on brown. There are many shades of all 3 colours. Black can be almost blue or green. Grey can have a pinkish shade. Brown can be on the orange/red side. Oakshott fabrics have a wonderful shot effect. Of course, I am talking plains, but you can cheat with patterned fabric too!

I'm sure what ever you choose will be wonderful.

(I am working on a very old UFO and I'm not sure if I really like it, because it is not very bright!!!)


Eileen Foster11/06/2019 15:18:25
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She has said I can have bright pink on the backing surprise

I think I will do a scrappy back so the quilt can be reversible. She will get pink on the back and if she doesn't like it then tough laugh

so far so good I have found some nice caramel oakshot fabrics to brighten up the greys and blacks.

Eileen x

Eileen Foster11/06/2019 17:52:37
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This is the centre panel' it is 16 6.5" churn dash blocks joined together. The dark grey that looks blue-ish is spare fabric from her sister's quilt. well waste not want not.

16 churndash.jpg

Plan to place them 'on point'

churn dash on point.jpg

This will have a triple layer border with a chequer board corner stone. this is some placed but not stitched yet.

placed sashing.jpg

Brenda in OZ12/06/2019 00:30:41
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This is coming together well Eileen. I like your choice of fabrics.

I'll look forward to progress reports.

Just cut the fabric for a large Kaffe Fasset quilt. So many bright colours you don't need a complex design. Use the KISS formula (Keep It Simple Stupid).

Brenda in OZ!

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